Lexington wants to turn your political yard signs into “slow down” signs

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ)- The City of Lexington wants to re-purpose your political yard signs after the election.

Lexington says you can’t recycle the signs in your blue recycling carts because they can damage the city’s recycling equipment, but the city has another use for them in mind.

Starting, November 4th, the day after the election, you’ll be able to donate yard signs to be used as part of the Safe Streets initiative.

Lexington’s Division of Environmental Services is collecting the signs.

The city says the wire frames will be used as stakes for “Slow Down!” signs.

The city says the signs will get a creative second life as part of an art project.

You can drop off the signs Wednesday, November 4, to Friday, November 15 at the following locations:

  • Perspectives Inc. — 340 Longview Plaza
  • Blake Eames Design — 440 Old Vine Street
  • A Cup of Common Wealth — 105 Eastern Avenue
  • Chocolate Holler — 400 Old Vine Street
  • Crank & Boom — 1210 Manchester Street and 3101 Clays Mill Road #301
  • Bluegrass United Church of Christ — 500 Don Anna Drive
  • Good Foods Co-op — 455 Southland Drive
  • VisitLEX — 215 W Main Street #150
  • Johns Run/Walk — 317 S Ashland Avenue and 3735 Palomar Centre Drive

If you have a lot of signs, you can email livegreen@lexingtonky.gov to coordinate a drop-off at the Government Center.

As more drop-off locations are added, you can find an updated list at www.LexingtonKY.gov/LiveGreen or follow @LiveGreenLex on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

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